Sigtuna Easter India Pale Ale | Sigtuna Brygghus

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Sigtuna Easter India Pale AleSigtuna Easter India Pale Ale
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Sigtuna Easter India Pale AleSigtuna Easter India Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Sigtuna Brygghus

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Spring

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Added by bark on 03-20-2012

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Ratings: 7 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by somestranger:
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3.77/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Testing this beer well chilled, poured from a bottle into a tulip glass.

A: A light yellow/light brownish colored beer. It's a little turbid too. Pouring the beer into the glass creates a small foamy head the quickly shrinks, leaving a little lacing with big bubbles in it. Twirling the glass creates lots of big bubbles that creates another foamy head that quickly shrinks too.

S: A sweet smell loaded with caramel hits you. Reminding me of caramel fudge. There are also plenty of hops going on in the background that you would expect since this is an "easter IPA".

T: Contrary the sweet caramel smell the taste is all about hops, and they are all over the place giving the beer a very bitter, yet fresh taste. I did expect a much more malty sweet taste in here. The hops are though very nice and well balanced. The hops starts of in a fresh fruity way, they stay also stays for a long while, getting more and more bitter which is very nice.

M: A fresh and sizzling mouthfeel that is created from all the carbonation going on. The carbonation works great together with all hops in here, just as you can expect from an IPA. Just as the taste, the bitterness increases.

O: This is a fresh IPA loaded with fruity hoppy tones. I guess the "easter" part of this IPA is the smell that got a very nice sweet caramel tone to it. Too bad the caramel tones are nowhere to be found in the taste.

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Photo of olradetbalder
3/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of aztraz
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of rarbring
3.76/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A slightly hazy deep amber brew, an off-white head that leaves loads of lacing. Good curtains.

The smell is mostly hoppy, but some toffee vibes, then citric and pine resin vibes. A sour component as well, old dish rag.

Starting sweet bread, butter scotch, orange marmalade, bitter oranges, grape-fruit peel, nettles.

Medium carbonation, small foamy bubbles, soft and slightly sticky, a big body, and a long dry, almost coarse finish.

This felt and tasted better than it smelled. Not bad.

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Photo of bark
2.49/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

The two finger head is pale beige and compact. Good retention and a fine lacing. The clear liquid is amber (20 EBC).

The smell is, as expected, hoppy and quite bitter. Some dried fruits, dough and dry almost astringent notes of green grapes and a hint of leather. I don’t find much of the citric notes that the label promises. Some light notes of alcohol.

The taste is a bit earthy. Otherwise, it is dominated by the somewhat fruity bitterness. It is almost harsh, but the smooth sweetness gives some balance. Medium body. The aftertaste is harsh with dry grape-peel-like dry flavours, hints of leather and cabbage. But also a smooth sweetness and some lime peels. The finish brings a touch of garlic.
The carbonation is mild, the small bubbles fresh yet short-lived. The liquid is smooth.

I’m really trying to get what the brewer wanted to express with this beer, but I cannot get it, it feels like it is overhopped. Or perhaps over-dryhopped.

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Photo of Mattias
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.05/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: Color is clear copper with lots of small bubbles in it. The medium large tan head is compact and sets after a while into nice lacings.

S: Roasted caramell malt, only somewhat sweet. Bitter hops completes it. The floral hops are in the back, but provides fruits and nettles. Buttery notes makes me think more of English IPA than AIPA.

T: Taste is a bit weaker than the smell; the flavours are far apart; bitter and artificial sweet. Fruit in the back.

M: The aftertaste is the best part; bitterness that stays forever! Body is creamy, almost buttery smooth, medium body. Carbonation is rather strong, but non-offensive.

O: I'm not sure what to make of this one; as an AIPA; not good - but if you're only going for IPA, not too shabby.

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Sigtuna Easter India Pale Ale from Sigtuna Brygghus
Beer rating: 3.3 out of 5 with 7 ratings